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Glove box 5

A glove box provides a working space that is isolated from the outside (room) atmosphere. It maintains an atmosphere of pure nitrogen in which the concentration of oxygen and moisture is typically below 1 ppm.

Products sensitive to oxygen and/or water vapour can be handled in this atmosphere through the gloves. Integrated with this glove box is a thermal evaporator, as well as a spin coater. The glove box system is being used to fabricate devices such as organic solar cells, light emitting diodes, and thin film transistors.

Fabrication step: Micro and nano fabrication
Function: Cleanrooms and associated equipment
Location: University of Newcastle
Purpose: Manufacture of organic electronics and semiconductors for application areas such as polymer photovoltaics, OLEDs or transistors and related organic electronic components.
Material systems: Polymers, organics, dielectrics, metals and semiconductors
Node: Materials
Scale/volume: 5 glove boxes
Specifications/resolution: Nitrogen atmosphere. Integrated spin coating and thin film deposition systems, with direct transfer to XPS system